1. Exclusive: A.R. Rahman Sets First U.S. Tour in Five Years

    March 02, 2015 8:00 AM EST A.R. Rahman will start his first North American tour since 2010 in Huntington, N.Y., at the Paramount on March 21. The Oscar-winning composer will include material from throughout his 20-year career on the 13-city tour, which will stop May 28 at the Beacon Theatre in New York and Nokia…

  2. Supergroup Goes Superheavy: Mick, Joss, Dave, Damian & A.R. Talk

    August 26, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Dave Stewart first enlisted Mick Jagger . Then he wanted Joss Stone to hear what they'd come up with. And then, rather than turn to the English rock, American blues and R&B at the core of their respective sounds, Stewart hipped Stone to a group she'd never heard of: the Andrews…

  3. SuperHeavy's Dave Stewart Is Feeling 'Possessed' These Days

    August 15, 2011 7:25 PM EDT Dave Stewart 's new solo album, "The Blackbird Diaries," isn't out until Aug. 23. But the former Eurythmics member -- who's also busy producing (Stevie Nicks, Joss Stone ), starting a new band (the all-star SuperHeavy) and putting together several films -- has already…

  4. Joss Stone Enjoys New Freedom on 'LP1'

    July 22, 2011 5:00 PM EDT Sometimes making an album doesn't have to be complicated, as Joss Stone discovered firsthand this spring. The British soul singer's fifth studio release -- "LP1," due in stores July 26 as the first release through her own Stone'd Records and in partnership with indie…

  5. Billboard Bits: Charlie Sheen Gathering with the Juggalos, SuperHeavy Gets Release Date

    July 07, 2011 7:28 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Charlie Sheen to Appear at Gathering of the Juggalos The festival curated by Detroit's hip hop outcasts Insane Clown Posse has booked some 20 acts for its 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos festival. Among…

  6. Mick Jagger's New Group SuperHeavy Unveils Music

    July 01, 2011 9:03 AM EDT Details about the Mick Jagger - Dave Stewart supergroup SuperHeavy have been released slowly and the first public introduction of the music was almost as cagey. Jagger, Stewart, soul singer Joss Stone , reggae artist Damian Marley and film composer A.R. Rahman gathered to speak about the…

  7. Joss Stone Talks 'LP1,' Staying Positive after Murder/Kidnap Attempt

    June 29, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Joss Stone has started her own label, recorded a new album and is working in the most talked-about supergroup of the year. Not bad for someone who was nearly the victim of a robbery and murder plot earlier this month. And, for starters, Stone can't say much about the latter. "I…

  8. Mick Jagger's SuperHeavy Supergroup to Drop Album in September

    June 23, 2011 3:48 PM EDT Universal Music will release the album from SuperHeavy, a group featuring Mick Jagger , Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, singer Joss Stone , composer A.R. Rahman and reggae artist Damian Marley . No exact release date is set, but Universal Republic will handle the United States and A&M…

  9. Billboard Bits: Pink Blasts Selena Gomez's Pink Ponies, 'Glee' Finale Songs Leak

    May 20, 2011 6:28 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pink, Selena Gomez Fight Over Pink Ponies Selena Gomez was spotted using pink-painted ponies while shooting the music video for her latest single, "Love You Like a Love Song," in California yesterday, and…

  10. Trent Reznor, Randy Newman Win Oscars for Best Original Score, Song

    February 28, 2011 12:07 AM EST T rent Reznor , Atticus Ross and Randy Newman won Oscars in the top music categories at the 83rd annual Academy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 27) -- and their reactions could not have been more different. Reznor reacted with shock and amazement after he and co-composer Atticus Ross won the Best…

  11. 2011 Oscars: A Look At This Year's Music Nominees

    February 25, 2011 12:42 PM EST At Sunday's Academy Awards, Trent Reznor could become the second rock bandleader to win the Oscar for original score, joining Talking Heads' David Byrne , who took home the trophy for "The Last Emperor" in 1987. It's not an unlikely scenario. Reznor's score for …

  12. Gwyneth Paltrow, Florence Welch Performing at Oscars

    February 04, 2011 2:15 PM EST Gwyneth Paltrow will perform "Coming Home" from her latest film "Country Strong" on the 83rd Academy Awards telecast. Original Song nominee A.R. Rahman and Florence Welch, of Florence & the Machine , will perform "If I Rise" from the film "127 Hours.…

  13. Reznor, Rahman, Zimmer & More React to Their Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 4:47 PM EST As the "Academy Award-nominated" descriptor starts to sink in for 2011's newly anointed Oscar nominees , Billboard.com gathered reactions from the following composers and songwriters recognized in the music categories of best original score and song: Trent Reznor , A.R. Rahman …

  14. Jamiroquai, Barry Manilow To Perform At Nobel Concert

    November 17, 2010 8:56 AM EST Barry Manilow and Jamiroquai have joined the lineup of artists to perform at the annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo. Organizers say Indian musician A.R. Rahman , who did the score for "Slumdog Millionaire," will also feature in the Dec. 11 show honoring this year's peace…

  15. A.R. Rahman To Reschedule All U.S. Tour Dates

    June 25, 2010 10:47 AM EDT After suffering significant damage to his stage last weekend in Pontiac, Mich. , Indian composer and artist A.R. Rahman has postponed the remaining North American dates on his Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour, with plans to reschedule for September. The six scheduled European shows…

  16. A.R. Rahman Concerts Postponed After Stage Collapse

    June 21, 2010 10:19 AM EDT Tour organizers and local promoters are trying to reschedule a pair of weekend concerts by Indian film composer A.R. Rahman that had to be called off after a part of his stage collapsed during set-up Saturday (June 19) afternoon in Pontiac, Mich. Several workers were treated for minor…

  17. A.R. Rahman Tour To Give Indian Music A High Tech Spin

    May 04, 2010 11:34 AM EDT Iconic Indian film score composer A.R. Rahman says he's looking forward to bringing East and West together with his upcoming "The A.R. Rahamn Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour." "We wanted to get the best of both worlds -- the finest team from America and the…

  18. A.R. Rahman Announces World Tour

    March 04, 2010 12:57 PM EST A.R. Rahman , best known for his work on the score for the Academy Award-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire," announced today (Mar. 4) that he will embark on a world tour this summer. The "A.R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour" kicks off June 11 at the…

  19. Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga Win Early Grammys

    January 31, 2010 7:15 PM EST Nominees in the top Grammy categories picked up early awards in their respective genres Sunday during the awards pre-telecast from Los Angeles' Staples Center. "This is my first Grammy, you guys!" said a breathless Taylor Swift as she accepted an award for best female vocal…

  20. Dave Stewart, A.R. Rahman Go 'Street Dancing'

    November 06, 2009 9:04 AM EST British rocker Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame will team with Oscar winner A.R. Rahman ("Slumdog Millionaire") to write the score for "Street Dancing," an against-all-odds movie set in the world of dance competitions held in Singapore and New York. Cindy Gomez will make…

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